In this video, photographer Jessica Devins surprises her husband Michael with some happy news – just as they’re in a photobooth.
Danielle Colley If you'd decided you didn't want any more children, what would you do if you accidentally fell pregnant? Four women share their stories.
Cassy Small My husband and I have enough to disagree on. Whose turn is it to do the dishes? Big Brother or Masterchef? However lately it’s the decision of whether or not to have another baby that is causing the most trouble.
Brooke Tasovac Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.
Armin Brott A lot of men put off quitting - or asking their partners to quit - out of fear that withdrawal might lead to some marital tension. Bad choice.
Melody McCabe It can be difficult to celebrate other people's pregnancies when you are struggling to conceive.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Actress Jaime King has spoken candidly about her battle to become a mum, revealing she struggled to fall pregnant, suffered many losses, and was in constant pain.
Lisa Rapaport Surrogate mums don't appear to suffer lasting mental health difficulties as a result of giving away the babies they delivered.
Shabnam Dastgheib A remote-controlled contraceptive chip, an "origami condom", an internal ring that can kill off HIV as well as prevent pregnancy.
Marie Holmes She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.
JO HARTLEY In what other instance would you ever happily pay for your husband to ‘produce’ a sample and let a team of people examine your vagina on a regular basis?
KIRSTY NEEDHAM A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos that were created with donor sperm has been dropped by the NSW government.
Melody McCabe When a couple is desperate to become parents but are faced with disappointment month after month, anything which might help them is welcome. But can meditation really assist with fertility?
LETITIA ROWLANDS Lorraine Donakey thought she might never become a mum after six miscarriages. But after undergoing a new treatment which involves the use of a substance containing egg yolk, she now has a healthy baby girl.
Paula Goodyer Acupuncture has a mysterious but positive influence on a range of hormonal problems, including polycystic ovary syndrome and the hot flushes of menopause.
Kari Wagner-Peck Everyone in foster care (and really in life) has something that makes them more vulnerable. We just know what our son's is.
Shaaren Pine On the one hand I was having a regular life with friends and sports and sleepovers and school. But I was also always wondering: Did my mother love me? What was wrong with me?
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